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rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 20, 2015 - 07:34pm PT
While we have a number of these thread for various reasons, nobody is more deserving than Ron.

Ron is a class act an a wonderful friend who will cover your back when you need it.

Of equal importance is his work and passion for helping wounded veterans of war with serious disabilities. His skills and love of his work and dedication to helping people who have suffered horrible life long injuries is beyond simple admiration.

Ron, my hat's off to you!
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jul 20, 2015 - 07:37pm PT
Ron is a class act!

From what I've seen of the TDF so far they could use someone like him to put the riders back together, but then he has a job with real heroes.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 20, 2015 - 07:54pm PT
hey there say, ron... wow, happy appreciation thread to you!!

i remember a notation, a ways back from a post, 'rolodex ron' ... as, hee hee, you WERE there when i needed your number, :))


thanks for all you do, for SOOOOOOOO SOOO SO many folks!
god bless!



TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Jul 20, 2015 - 08:14pm PT
Ron is THE man. The shot above is by Dave Vaughn( brassnutts)at the Gilje Fest last April at Todd's. Ron contributes time energy and anything he can including baby sitting the Bird!!!!
Thanks for all you do Ron, your the real deal!
TY
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2015 - 08:28pm PT
BUMP
Mark Force

Trad climber
Ashland, Oregon
Jul 20, 2015 - 08:29pm PT
Ron is a genuine solid good guy and good company. He is always ready to help someone out and he deserves extra credit for watching out for The Bird!
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2015 - 08:57pm PT
You're missing out on a classic!
MisterE

Gym climber
Being In Sierra Happy Of Place
Jul 20, 2015 - 10:07pm PT
Mr Gomez is as right as rain in a drought.

3 cheers for the Ron that didn't post above me!

(just to be clear who we are appreciating)
Bullwinkle

Boulder climber
Jul 20, 2015 - 10:44pm PT
Heart of Gold. . . .df
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 20, 2015 - 11:05pm PT
what a wonderful person
it is my good fortune to know Ron and have met Kelly and consider them friends

Ron at the 2010 Woodson Fest, with scuffy_b and grug...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 20, 2015 - 11:57pm PT
Ron's one of a kind
He's a kind one of a kind
Of a kind of one

It's been my pleasure to have broken bread and shared salt with Ron among some mutual acquaintances.
I dare not imagine how we would have been had we shared a rope back when I never knew you and I can't say much about you because of that.

Hope to run into you again, Ron.

In addition to the two birds, there is THE Bird, Wayno, Eric and Mrs. Beck, Ramona Howard (OCF) and husband, RON, and Lynnie.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 21, 2015 - 07:30am PT
Ron is a super guy! He is kind and extremely loyal.
You would always want him at your back!
this just in

climber
Justin Ross from North Fork
Jul 21, 2015 - 08:19am PT
Would definitely like to meet Ron. A very positive guy on here. Thanks man and



Peace.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 21, 2015 - 09:19am PT
I met so many cool ones at those Oakdale gatherings and Ron Gomez is among the coolest.

That was some lunch, eh Mouse? That poor waitress, she had her hands full.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jul 21, 2015 - 09:30am PT
Always steady.

Always sane.

Always positive.

The dude is a true asset!!

More Ron, Less Ron!! What.....??
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jul 21, 2015 - 09:38am PT
WOW! What a cool surprise....lost for words except, THANK YOU. Fonda thanks, most everyone that posted, I respect to a high degree, so to read your words, it hits home. Truly don't deserve this...it is just who we are as people and all the people I know that posted are EXACTLY the same way. A great group of friends to have and I'm blessed to know all of you.
Got one of the BEST jobs in the world working with our Wounded, Ill and Injured Marines and Sailors, even get to take em climbing as part of their recovery process.
To everyone that has or will post..A huge thank you for being part of my life and enriching me and my Bride Kelly!
Peace

Edit: I work with Wounded Warrior Regiment based out of Quantico, VA, Dept of Defense. We are the ones that work in recovery of the Wounded Ill and Injured service members. Not to be confused with the charitable orgs that attach Wounded Warrior to their names. They do a lot of good fund raising, I work in the rehabilitation field.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jul 21, 2015 - 09:45am PT
Wounded Warrior Worker? Thanks Ron!

Plus 10!!

I will be volunteering at another Stand Down gathering, locally, here in August.

For anyone who doesn't know, Stand Down is typically 3 day gatherings for homeless Vets, where they get some meals, some shelter, some vet camaraderie, medical attention and lots of information about services available to them that many are not even aware of.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jul 21, 2015 - 10:00am PT
Ron is one of the good ones. I don't know him well but enjoyed the times we have met.

Cheers and Peace,

John Penca
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jul 21, 2015 - 10:41am PT
*
I met Mr Gomez once.. on a crescent moon night @ the water tank in Yellowpines.
We chatted a bit and he was gone the next morning..off to pick up litter on the Little Yosemite valley trail & up to the top of Half Dome.

I like his voice , conversations ..and Posts...

Salud....
Nita..(-;

Never really saw his face.....
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jul 21, 2015 - 11:07am PT
That was my 50th Birthday Nita! It was a wonderful day, walked by myself on the trail late in the day, spent the night by myself, started my 50th Birthday all alone on top of Half Dome, walked down, left for Tuolumne and spent the rest of my Birthday in the Meadows.
Peace
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 21, 2015 - 11:11am PT
Ron, you deserve every word on this thread. If you ever need FREE guide help, let me know. I'll do it in a heartbeat, no questions, no strings attached.

It would be my honor.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jul 21, 2015 - 11:19am PT
no strings attached.

Sounds like a solo fest.
dee ee

Mountain climber
Of THIS World (Planet Earth)
Jul 21, 2015 - 12:34pm PT
Ron, you are the greatest!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jul 21, 2015 - 01:41pm PT
Got to hang out with Ron and Bridwell during the Gilje Fest. Ron is a class act and it was a pleasure spending some time with him.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 21, 2015 - 01:53pm PT
Wayno, I don't believe we ever got that salsa, which is what began it all!!!!
And what you said about Oakdale..."shining times," still, after all these years.

Ron, before I forget, thanks for bringing The Bird on that occasion.

And here is a special photo for you from Lynnie, who hasn't posted here yet.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jul 21, 2015 - 02:13pm PT
So, while we are waiting for Lynne to drag herself to the computer, who has some slanderous stories about Mr. Gomez?
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jul 21, 2015 - 05:10pm PT
Crickets.....

Someone has to have some slander or other tales of debochery, yarding, drilling on rappel, chipping holds, involvment in the Jardine traverse or something.
MisterE

Gym climber
Being In Sierra Happy Of Place
Jul 21, 2015 - 05:14pm PT
This isn't a roast, Johntp - go somewhere else for your kicks.

Ron is genuine, generous and kind.
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
Jul 21, 2015 - 05:46pm PT
You guys are too much! My head is so fat right now, I need someone to insert a pin to deflate it. Eric....Johntp(a true friend) is kidding in good humor. I can slander the schit outa myself, like when me and Bridwell cuddled up in The Valley on a rainy night, scorned to a lonely CG to only ourselves! Guess the rest. Or that the OP, Fonda uses me as slave labor as well as his liqour cabinet, but I have a man crush on him, so I tolerate it. I wish Bachar was around, he'd spray some crap.
I wish my wife would post up....she'd give the low down smack crap on me! She is the reason I am, who I am.
Peace
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 21, 2015 - 06:43pm PT
Yeah Ron, Tucker and I have joked about you and your girlfriend (Bridwell).

I was recently told on a job site that Tucker and I have been working for several months that we were like an old married couple.

Don't feel too bad.

Looking forward to your next trip! Maybe we can get Stahl and Evans down as well.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 21, 2015 - 07:14pm PT
Since we are now looking for scandal, I wrote a short poem for Ron.

This has nothing to do with Ron's wife. This is just pure dirt:

I've got a green plastic woman
I have to blow up from the leg

I've got a green plastic woman
Who's got moss between her legs

I've got a green plastic woman
Now I have to beg

I decided not to go much further because I don't want to get banned from the site.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jul 21, 2015 - 07:50pm PT
Loyalty is a good attribute...Fits Mr. gomez well...Maybe we'll meet some time...rj
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Jul 21, 2015 - 11:41pm PT
Quality guy all the way !!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jul 22, 2015 - 08:22am PT
Ron-

Take a road trip to Montucky and look up ekat for a guitard experience.

edit: By the by, you have a lovely family. Cheers!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Jul 25, 2015 - 02:35pm PT
Wonderful Thread.......

So glad work was a little slow today so I could check in and discover this gem. (Would love to post more but we are internet challenged at TPR.)

What a serendipity. Ron arrived at TPR this morning for breakfast on his way to participate in the traditional Indian walk from Yosemite Valley to Tuolumne Meadows.

Here's my story. After Dan died, I was invited to a climbing gathering in JTree. I decided to attend tho I was a bit terrified after not seeing our climbing friends in many years. My daughter Amy, bless her, came with me.

As we walked into the event someone (Ron)said Hi, how are you? He introduced himself and when he found out who we were he said he had climbed with my husband and had fun doing the Corona Del Mar sandstone with Dan. Ron then invited Amy and I to join him in his salmon dinner with great salad, asparagus and delicious wine regaling us with stories about Dan that meant so much to us.

We became great friends and Kelly and I are having a camp out this week here in the Eastside. God is good in providing special friends when we really need them.

Cheers and Love to Kelly and Ron.
Nick

climber
portland, Oregon
Jul 25, 2015 - 05:56pm PT
Ron and I have been climbing for over thirty five years now. Yikes, we are getting old Ron. A truer friend, climbing partner and person cannot be found. I look forward to seeing you again soon, my friend.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Boise, ID
Jul 25, 2015 - 08:48pm PT
I'm very pro Ron.
Yay!
johntp

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Oct 7, 2018 - 12:06pm PT
Can't believe this has not gone further. Only met Ron once when I drove down to give him some old rigid friends for Todd's Xmas present.

Stand up guy and always centered. Had no clue he is a stalwart climber from BITD.

Cheers Ron
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Oct 7, 2018 - 01:09pm PT
I mentioned a little of this in my prior post, but since it was life changing for me I thought I'd mention it again.

Ron was my bridge back to the climbing community after Dan died. His kindness to my daughter Amy and I at the Stone Masters get together in JTree (2008?) was instrumental in opening the door to a whole new life for me. Thank you Bro, for including me climbing, intros into the community and also Bachar's Memorial which will result in the book (we could still use a publisher) "Tuolumne Climber". A forever friend along with his wonderful wife Kelly who also has become a forever friend! Cheers to Gomez....and then I need to give a shout out to Robert Fonda (rlf) who was our great cohort in the crime of too much fun! lynnie

Whoa, I like that phrase "the crime of too much fun".....and yes we all did commit it!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Oct 7, 2018 - 01:33pm PT
Very thankful for the time we have gotten to spend with Ron.

ron gomez

Trad climber
Oct 7, 2018 - 01:55pm PT
Thank you all! I am the blessed one to be associated with all my great friends. Without all of you...your friendships, influences, guidence and generosities, I wouldn't be who I am(or ain't)! My bride and I just hit another "milestone" in life, yesterday we hosted our daughter, Galen's wedding shower! So proud of her and her Mom. My friends and my family mold who I am.
Thank you all!
Peace

johntp

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Oct 7, 2018 - 02:08pm PT
yesterday we hosted our daughter, Galen's wedding shower!

Now understand why you didn't make FL. Congratulations to your daughter and husband.

Sent you a text.
ron gomez

Trad climber
Oct 7, 2018 - 02:25pm PT
Exactly why I wasn't at FaceLift John...honeydo list to finish last weekend! Did you get my responce to your text? Me n Wil are doing great.....Thank you my friend!
Peace
johntp

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Oct 8, 2018 - 06:41pm PT
Did you get my responce to your text?

Yes, I did. Thanks. The neebster is on it. Text me your snail mail addy.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 8, 2018 - 07:11pm PT
Thanks for the memorable memorial trip, Ron.
Aeriq

Social climber
Location: It's a MisterE
Oct 8, 2018 - 07:17pm PT
Ron is as true a heart as you will ever find in a homo sapien.
ron gomez

Trad climber
Oct 8, 2018 - 07:26pm PT
Brian, was a good road trip with you....Jim was gone and you helped me with that hard time. Thanks for those pictures, Peter is a dear friend from many, many years gone by as is Tom....don't have photos of us....so thanks. You guys are what make it all so fun to be around this community. Glad I had my truck that trip....you n Tom snored it up in the room, got a good night sleep in the shell!!
Beck, how is Skip doing? Hope she's better.
Lynnie...... dinner, cocktails, slumber party at our place? We gotta catch up, me, you n Kelly
Peace
johntp

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Oct 8, 2018 - 10:00pm PT
Funny thing is that when you meet Ron in person and not knowing the history, he doesn't come across as a climber. Like a lot of folks that fly under the radar.
T H

Boulder climber
ne'erdowell
Oct 8, 2018 - 10:10pm PT
homo sapien

Why drag sexual orientation into it?
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Oct 9, 2018 - 07:19pm PT
Keepin' it straight, :) , gotta love it Biotch. Campfire forever.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 9, 2018 - 08:01pm PT
Bump for Ron.
Good man!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Oct 9, 2018 - 08:21pm PT

See the eyes, they tell it all. Hugs! lynnie

Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Oct 9, 2018 - 08:54pm PT

too cold to pick the strawberries I guess, mon.
bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Oct 9, 2018 - 08:56pm PT
How'd I miss this the first time?

A few years ago (ok, maybe more than a few...), the Yerian was hanging out at Lynnie's place. I had a little secret bouldering area up behind the Rancho and Lynne asked if she and Dave could come over. No worries, let's hang out and climb. (I think there was more hanging out than climbing.) On a subsequent day, the Yerian asks if it's cool to bring a friend over. Absolutely! Any friend of yours is a friend of mine! Dave and Ron show up at my place, we head up into the hills for a little boudering. After a couple hours we call it a day and Ron busts out a cooler from the back of the truck. The dude brought beer! Yes! After his supply ran our, we headed back down to the Rancho and sat around my bar and had a couple more. I can remember that day like it was yesterday. I had sent a new problem that afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed my time sitting at the bar shooting the breeze with those two. Ron is one of those people who you just know from the get-go is a genuine and sincere dude. Saludos Amigo!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Oct 9, 2018 - 09:02pm PT
bajaandy, missing the heck out of you....:)
zBrown

Ice climber
Oct 9, 2018 - 09:05pm PT
Well LL, I know I was a little underdressed, but cutting me completely out of the shot?

I know Ron would not have minded



Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Oct 9, 2018 - 09:25pm PT



Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Oct 9, 2018 - 09:43pm PT


johntp

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Oct 9, 2018 - 09:46pm PT
With Wil in El Cap Meadow (not my photo):

Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Oct 9, 2018 - 09:56pm PT




neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 9, 2018 - 09:58pm PT
hey there say, johntp... great shot! of ron...

say, ron, WONDERFUL mistletoe pic, with you the sweetheart...


great shares, we appreciate you!!!!



:)
johntp

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Oct 9, 2018 - 10:01pm PT
Neebee; not my photo. Ron texted it to me.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Oct 10, 2018 - 12:05pm PT
I too will chime in here. Ron graciously allowed me to use his YP camp reservation this past facelift. Thanks again, bro!

Ron is best described by me as a "class act." I admire his work with the Wounded Warrior program as a U.S. Army veteran and former medic myself.

Ron--get back to Colorado again and there will be some cold Bohemia waiting!

Rodger
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 10, 2018 - 07:29pm PT
hey there say, johntp.... awww... but you shared it so very kindly, :)
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Oct 10, 2018 - 07:56pm PT
My wife and her 2 sisters always talked about this guy named Ron Gomez......I never really paid attention and then found out 15 years later that my wife and Ron were good friends in high school...Small but wonderful world...I got the Bohemia treatment at a critical juncture in my life.. For that i thank you Mr. Gomez....
ron gomez

Trad climber
Oct 11, 2018 - 05:58am PT
Rodger...always welcome to bed down and relax no matter where I be!
John, Tracy was always a dear friend, I still say hi when I drive by the house going up the East Side, her Spirit is strong there.
Peace


Lynnie.....dinner and drinks at the house????!!!
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Oct 11, 2018 - 06:15am PT
I will so pitch in on this fest. I've never met Ron, but when I was going through some shoulder issues, he reached out and gave me some really good beta on how to deal with my problem. We had a great conversation, and I was really impressed with his knowledge but more so with his character. Yay, Ron! You da bess.

BAd
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Oct 11, 2018 - 10:53am PT
Sounds great, Ron. I'll call you guys when I get back from the Oakdale Fest this weekend. Cheers!
ron gomez

Trad climber
Oct 11, 2018 - 01:28pm PT
Good to go Lynnie. Do me a BIG favor....please say hi to all the knuckleheads up there this weekend! You know who I know! Sorry to miss another event, I have my family and they do come FIRST! Everyone will have a great gathering!
Peace
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